Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/441/01
Decision date
9 October 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
GIGGLE
Classes
30
Applicant
Caffrey's Limited
Applicants for Revocation
J Sainsbury Plc
Application for Revocation
Sections 46(1)(b)

Result

Section 46(1)(b) - Application for revocation successful

Points Of Interest

  • An example of minimal use not constituting ‘genuine’ use.

Summary

The proprietors evidence of use related to three invoices, all to one company, and totalling less than £300. No figures of total sales were given and no details of promotional activity either. The Hearing Officer did not accept that such a minimal level of sales constituted genuine use. The application for revocation succeeded accordingly.

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